A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 116 kilometers (72 miles) from Honiara in Solomon Islands on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 49.35 km, 160.8403° East, -10.0017° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.35 km (31 miles). Event id: us6000bit5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bit5. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/08/20 / 2020-08-21 23:12:33 / August 21, 2020 @ 11:12 pm. The temblor was detected at 23:12:33 / 11:12 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taro’a (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 95 km (59 miles) from Taro’a (c. 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Solomon Islands (c. 559 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 116 km ESE of Honiara, Solomon Islands.
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